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Old 04-25-2019, 12:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi to all you Watch Freeks.

I do like watches but do not have a collection or anything expensive. I usually have just the one working watch but am always googling around looking for the perfect replacement - and never finding it - but I will save that for another post

I always have to have a project of some sort on the go. I enjoy the research, the learning, the making and using the finished object.

I have been heavily into knife making and have just finished building a bike frame - which is currently off being sprayed. So I am now in need of a new project/hobby - which is what brings me here, I want to fix up and mod an old broken watch that I have.

I now zilch about modding watches and am here to learn, please be patient as I am sure to ask some daft questions

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Welcome Mike, glad you have you! There are a lot of knowledgeable folks around here that I'm sure will be happy to lend knowledge. There are some good books out there too. Just do some searching online and you'll find a few. I ran across this site recently. I haven't gone deep into it, so I can't say it is very helpful. It may be worth a look. http://watchfix.info/


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Feel free to post pics of your other projects. Welcome to the forum, some very knowledgeable folks around to learn from
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Thankyou FunkDL

Just had a skim through that site and it does explain the basics quite well even if is a bit clunky.

I will post some pics of recent projects when I have figured out how to upload them
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A bike frame I have just finished, a folding knife I have been making and some file knives I made a while back.
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A bike frame I have just finished, a folding knife I have been making and some file knives I made a while back.

Nice! Very impressive work!
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Welcome to WF.
Nice work on the knives.
If possible, try posting normal sized photos
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I am not familiar with how this forum works and will have another go at posting the pics full size later - off to work now. The full pictures are uploaded but I could only get the thumbnails to show.

I don't seem to be able to edit posts yet - or post anywhere other than here.
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Old 04-26-2019, 12:58 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Wow, welcome Mike ! Can't believe how nice those knives,
and the bike frame look ! ..Imagine the magic you will be
able to work with watches?!!

Has to be just the best having the talent to do this, and so
much fun when your ideas become a reality. Honestly am
looking forward from learning from you to tell the truth.

Incredible Mike ! ..Welcome once again !!!
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Hi Tom and thankyou for your comments. I doubt my first watch efforts will up to much though, my first knives were not much to look at
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Welcome to WF. Nice looking lugged frame.
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Hi Tom and thankyou for your comments. I doubt my first watch efforts will up to much though, my first knives were not much to look at
Don't mention it Mike. ..By the way, I wouldn't sell yourself short,
or underestimate your skills there.

Plus even if the watches don't turn out just as you pictured right away.
You can bet over time you will get better, and better !

As long as you enjoy that's all that matters in the end.
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